Posts Tagged ‘terrorism’

India Attacked: Let’s Fight Unitedly

November 27, 2008

India Attacked

Our country has been attacked again. This time by the terrorists who entered Mumbai from a neighbouring country. More than 100 innocent people have been killed and more than 300 injured in the senseless violence. The entire nation is shocked and is united in condemning these heinous acts of terror.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has indicated that the terrorists were from outside India. He also showed his statesmanship by inviting LK Advani, the leader of the opposition, to accompany him to Mumbai. The BJP should at least now rise above its petty partisanship and join the efforts to strengthen the unity and integrity of our country.

It was indeed during the BJP/NDA rule that some of the masterminds of these terror attacks were released from Indian jails in exchange for the hostages held by the hijackers of the Indian Airlines flight. They were even escorted to Kandahar by the then Foreign minister, Jaswant Singh. [See Defeat at Kandahar] Therefore the BJP should introspect its own role in containing terror rather than indulging in mud slinging.



Hindutva Terror: Update

November 13, 2008
Samjhauta Bombing

Samjhauta Bombing

Hindutva Terror Behind More Blasts?

As the interrogation of the suspects from the Hindutva Brigade held in connection with the bombings at Malegaon and elsewhere and further investigation into these terror attacks are continuing, more disturbing and shocking details are emerging on the possible role played by the Hindutva Brigade in the various terror attacks across the country. And the latest is the suspicion that the bombing of Samjhauta Expreess might have been the handiwork of this Terror Group.

And Hindutva Brigade’s Double Standards in Full Display

Equally disturbing is the shameless and open display of double standards by the political wing of the Hindutva Brigade, the BJP, a party that was once in power and aspiring to return.

While the President of the party defends the accused, the PM in waiting (a new post created by the BJP) LK Advani and the learned lawyer Arun Jaitley are keeping mum. While the BJP sees a political conspiracy of the Congress in what the ATS is doing, it is openly encouraging and defending what the police has been doing (or not doing what is expected to be done) with regard to the ‘suspected’ terrorists from the minority community as well as the victims of the HIndutva Terror in the states ruled by th eBJP like Gujarat, Orissa and Karnataka.

And RSS is making more bombs:

125 crude bombs found in Kannur, Kerala

Now BJP Turns Around!

November 4, 2008

The BJP, political wing of the Hindutva Brigade, has finally decided to turn around and openly support the terror accused. Read more about that and the fine hair splitting responses at the press meet by Ravi Shankar Prasad. It’s sponsored probe : BJP

Mr. Prasad demanded that the police must come up with credible evidence against her. Is there any law in this country that mandates the police to reveal the evidence to any third party, or the BJP or Mr. Prasad in particular? And did Mr. Prasad or his BJP seek such evidence when Muslim youth were arrested on charges of terrorism or even killed in encounters? Does the BJP support any probe into encounter deaths so that ‘credible truth’ can emerge? If not, what then is BJP’s Uniform Civil Code?

Mr. Prasad also said everyone was innocent until proved guilty, and all the accused had the legal right to be defended. [See]

But just the other day, Tarun Vijay, Editor of the RSS mouthpiece Panchajanya, felt the exact opposite and derided Mushirul Hasan, the vice chancellor of Jamia Milia, with these words: “The university’s vice chancellor, in a display of public affection for those students arrested for treason by a Congress government, declared that he will fund their ‘struggle’ as they are his ‘children’ and they would be considered innocent till proved guilty.” [See]

So, some ‘improvement’ there for the Sangh Parivar!

Mr. Prasad further said: “Mumbai Anti-Terrorist Squad must explain as to why Riyaz Bhatkal, an accused in the 2006 Malegaon blasts, and who is allegedly involved in a series of recent blasts all over the country has not been put to narco tests”. [See]

But apparently, this Riyaz Bhatkal is not yet arrested [See 1, 2] and how can he be subjected to Narco tests? Only Prasad can explain!

Praveen Togadia, the VHP leader, has straightaway absolved Pragya of all crimes, no investigations, no courts! He said, “I do not know Pragnya Singh at all. But I know she is not a terrorist.”[See] Well, he does not her at all, but he knows she is not a terrorist – does that make any sense to anyone? Or is it that he knows all terrorists too well? A case for investigation or even narco analysis? His basic argument  was: “No Hindu can be a terrorist.” Well, if Hindutva Brigade can rape, arson, murder and all, why not bomb? And what about the bombs that went off while making, Mr. Togadia? Bombs were being made for Pooja?

But Prakash Sharma, Bajrang Dal chief, is more accomodating: He feels that individual army man or Hindu could “go wrong.”[See]

Also See: Hindutva and its cult of the bomb

More on the Terror Trail as it unfolds

And the shameless support:
The BJP has turned around to support the terror accused and is demanding that the evidence be made public. But the party that was once in the Govt., does not explain how the police could arrest a serving army official without adequate evidence. And is it the norm to make the evidence public even before the investigations are completed? The party is also accusing the Congress of ‘influencing’ the ATS. But what about the BJP govts in Gujarat, Orissa and Karnataka ‘influencing’ the police to ensure that they keep silent in cases of atrocities committed by the Hindutva Brigade against the minorities? Unashamed display of double standards.

Shiv Sena Supports Hindutva Terror*

November 3, 2008

[*Hindutva Terror may be a better term than Hindu terror, specifically denoting the role of the Hindutva Brigade in the terror attacks and Hindutva, anyway, is not synonymous with Hindu religion or Hinduism]

Support for Pragya and others, accused of planting bombs on the Indian soil, is continuing to pour in from the Hindutva Brigade and this time, most vociferous of all, is from none other than Bal Thackeray, the Shiv Sena Chief.

Here is what he wrote (as reported in the mainstream media):

“The Hindu community should support the sadhvi, major (retd) Ramesh Upadhyaya and Samir Kulkarni…If the pseudo-secularists are supportive of Afzal Guru (Parliament attack convict), why should we not love and be proud of Sadhvi Pragya, Ramesh Upadhyaya and Samir Kulkarni?”[Times of India]

So, in his tit-for-tat argument, Bala Saheb equates a terror convict with the terror accused, almost hinting that both are alike; only difference being the fact that he loves the latter and may be, hates the former. The accused having possibly done something that makes him proud, he goes on to provide reasons for their acts:

“Every day Islamic terrorists are planting bombs to kill Hindus in India. The latest blasts in Assam too were engineered by Bangladeshi migrants. If a Sadhvi Pragya or a Ramesh Upadhyay or a Samir Kulkarni is born in the present milieu, they cannot be blamed,” []

This is how the twisted Sena logic begins: “Every day Islamic terrorists are planting bombs to kill Hindus in India”. Are these acts of terrorism directed against India as a nation or against Hindus alone? Do the bombs that blast choose the victims on religious basis? Only the Sena can answer.

Sena chief feels that they cannot be blamed for being ‘born in the present milieu’ of bombings and blasts engineered by ‘Islamic terrorists and Bangladeshi migrants.’ But hey, the accused were born long ago, almost 3-4 decades ago, when the milieu was different! So why did they do what they allegedly did – is it the brainwashing with the twisted arguments and the training to avenge on that basis? And training they apparently received at the Bhonsala Military School in Nasik [See]

In any case, the Sena Chief is proud of the terror accused for whatever they are, whatever they have done.

But then Bala Saheb says they have been framed []: “Police never get their hands on the real masterminds of blasts. They just pick up people at random and parade them before the media and congratulate themselves. This leads to a race to grab credit (for cracking cases).” See Reports 1, 2]

Alleging that the ATS machinery was being used at the behest of the Congress, which is practicing politics of Muslim appeasement, “the arrests of cultured and educated individuals in connection with the Malegaon blasts is an effort to crush Hindus to please Muslim fanatics in the country,” he says. []

So then, the Sena Chief is not ready to accept that these people have planted the bombs at Malegaon, but they have been framed. Then what is he proud of?

But he goes on: “The government does not save Hindus from terrorists, and if Hindus defend themselves, they are maligned”[See]

So, may be, they attacked in defense and planted the bombs. But they cannot be blamed! Their arrests are to malign them! To appease Muslims! And the Congress is playing politics by using the ATS!

So his argument goes here, there and again here and there!

But what is it when Muslim youth are arrested on suspicion of terror? What is it when Muslims are killed in encounters and such encounters praised by Narendra Modi, the poster boy of Hindutva? [See 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Are these acts of the police not for rewards? Are they not the cases where ‘they just pick up people at random and parade them before the media and congratulate themselves…leading to a race to grab credit (for cracking cases)’? Or is the law different for Hindutva Brigade and others?

The editorial ends with a poser. “If a Majid Memon puts on the black coat to defend brother of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim in a court of law, can we expect another Memon to stand up to argue for Sadhvi Pragya, Upadhyay and Kulkarni?”[]

While Thackeray invokes the case of Majid Memon defending Dawood to call upon the Hindu lawyers to defend the Sadhwi, he remains curiously silent on Ram Jethmalani’s successful defense of SAR Geelani in the Parliament attack case. But can Muslim or non-Muslim lawyers defend Muslims? Shiv Sena had attacked Jethmalani’s office protesting his decision to defend Geelani. [Timesofindia] And even after acquittal, the ABVP thinks it fit to ‘punish’ and spit on Geelani! And the BJP defends this! A group of lawyers tried to beat up advocates representing terror accused inside the civil court complex in Uttar Pradesh. [See] Consequently, no lawyer is ready to take up a case of a terror accused – even when there is neither any evidence nor charge sheet. [See]

(See Supreme Court expresses concern)

BJP leadres with the terror accused Sadhwi

BJP leaders with the terror accused Sadhwi

Supporting the Sena, the BJP said there was nothing wrong in using “private funds” for “helping” someone. “We have no objection to the Sena’s announcement of extending legal aid to Malegaon blast suspects. For that matter, even the RSS has promised help. It is not wrong to use private funds for helping someone. It is everyone’s right,” BJP spokesman Prakash Javadekar said.[See]

But when Mushirul Hasan, the vice chancellor of Jamia Milia, came forward to provide legal aid to two of his students, he was squarely blamed of defending and abetting terrorism.

So, it is not ‘everyone’s right’ to defend then.

Interestingly, Thackeray also lambasted pro-Hindutva organisations for what he called “disowning” the trio. But why should he be surprised? Even Narendra Modi now wants to distance himself from the ‘hardliners’. [See]

Also read:

The Hindu Editorial (Nov 3, 2008)

Nanded case: Of lost leads and shoddy investigation [The Hindu]

More News:

Sadhvi faints in court as Shiv Sena protests
Sadhvi arrest: Shiv Sena stages protest
Sadhvi link leaves BJP terrorised
Sadhvi’s arrest sparks war of words in Sangh Parivar
Saffron Shock
Gujarat Police’s clean chit!

Mindless Assam Terror and Advani’s Tears

November 1, 2008

Mindless terror has struck again, this tiome in Assam. More than 70 innocent people have died and more than 300 injured. And needless to say, the intelligence and security have been unable to stop this yet again. See

Advani targets

And BJP’s Prime minister-in-waiting, LK Advani has not lost a second in blaming his favourite targets, even before the investigations! See

But after what the RSS and the HIndutva brigade allegedly did in Malegaon and elsewhere, do these people have the moral right to even condemn such acts of terror and indulge in the blame game? Look inside, Mr. Advani!

Hindu Terrorists and BJP Double Speak

October 30, 2008
The wait is finally over. All those from the majority community who felt ‘insulted’ and ‘humiliated’ and ‘suffered’ and could not tolerate the ‘appeasement’ of minorities by the ‘pseudosecularists’ can now rest assured: Hindu Terrorists have arrived at last! And the double standards of the Hindutva brigade are in full glare.

Pragya Thakur

Some Hindu youths as well as retired army personnel, have been arrested in connection with the bombings of mosques in Maharashtra and Gujarat. [See reports Expressindia Expressindia zeenews | Timesnow]

But this is not front page news; after all, it is the Hindus fighting for a ‘noble’ cause and bombing the nation for its own safety and glory!? It has also been reported that there is a full fledged Military School in Nasik to train Hindu terrorists {See] Is it a happy thing that these brave army men have been brainwashed so much by the RSS ideology to the extent that they took it upon themselves to train the youngsters to make and plant bombs within the country they once defended so valiantly?

BJP, the party that once governed this country, can take pride in the fact that it has a Terrorist Wing of its own! One of the accused, Sadhwi Pragya Thakur, has been a member of its student wing and has shared platforms with the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh and the President of the BJP. [See] So the BJP naturally feels that Hindu bombers should not be called as terrorists; they are fighting for the honour of the Hindus, after all. [Indianexpress]

Terror Training

Terror Training

Unmasked, the Hindutva brigade is putting up its best double speak and cover up.

Gandhis Assassins

Gandhi's Assassins

The Hindutva Brigade has never been well known to own up its cadres. Even Godse, independent India’s first terrorist, was disowned by the RSS/Hindu Maha Sabha after the job was done [See]

This is what Ravishankar Prasad, the BJP spokesperson, said: “There is no question of owning or disowning her. She left ABVP in 1995-96”. [See sakaaltimes] Good! But any one who finishes schooling moves up from ABVP, the student wing of the BJP/Sangh Parivar. Elementary, Mr. Prasad. How can leaving ABVP be proof enough for her not being part of the Sangh parivar?

And the POTA-Demanding-Wing of the BJP – Advani-Modi-Jaitley-Naidu -have suddenly disappeared. No POTA for HIndu terrorists!?

On the other, some in the Sangh Parivar/Hindu brigade did own her up. As in all the cases of terror masterminded by the Hindutva brigade, ‘explanations and reasons’ have been provided for these bombings as well. And minority appeasement is seen even in these arrests of Hindu terrorists!

Hindu Terrorists

Hindu Terrorists

Manohar Joshi, the former speaker of the Lok Sabha, the supreme law making body of our country, feels that the Hindu youth have become bombers because of their disenchantment with the government that has failed to give them justice against the terrorists. [See] Uma Bharati says: ”If Hindus are found guilty for the Malegaon incident then there should be introspection about such intolerance on part of Hindus who are considered a patient and tolerant community for ages.”[See webindia123] So Hindus can retaliate for their intolerance and perceived injustice. No need for the parliament, no need of the courts: Hindu terrorists have the license to take the law into their own hands, they can make their own laws, convict anyone and punish anyone – hit, kill, burn, rape, bomb, anything. Parliament, courts, law enforcing agencies – all rolled into one. And Tarun Vijay, the editor of Panchajanya, the RSS mouthpiece and master of duplicity, feels that the arrests of the Hindus for terrorist acts has been done to appease the minorities and that it has pushed Hindus to a corner. [See] Right, but it should read RSS, not Hindus, unless we accept his equation. But in the same breath he claims that no Hindu organisation has come in support of the arrested!

BJP and the Sangh Parivar also talk of Uniform Civil Code. By this standard, do all the others born in this country have the same rights as those of the Hindutva brigade?

Gujarat Terror

It is well known fact that the perpetrators of the progrom in Gujarat in which more than 2000 people were ruthlessly massacred are not brought to justice even after 6 years. But can this denial of justice in Gujarat be a cause for the Muslim youth to turn bombers? No, they cannot do that, because they are Muslims! Forget that, Muslims and civil right activists should not even seek legal remedies for the crimes they suffered. Any one supporting their just demands are pseudosecularists, anti nationals, hand-in-glove-terrorists!

Even Mushirul Hasan, vice-chancellor of Jamia Milia, is accused of hobnobbing with ‘terrorists’, just because he arranged for legal aid for the students of Jamia Milia arrested on suspicion of helping the terrorists. If Tarun Vijay has his say, then the boys are guilty of treason because they ‘were arrested from the area of the Batla House encounter’. But for the Hindu terrorists, according to Tarun, ‘proof, evidence, and final acquittal may take year’. [See] Wah! Muslim youth are pronounced guilty just because they happen to live near a site of the encounter and their teacher is accused of abetting terrorism just because he happens to provide them legal aid; but Hindu youth arrested for bombing cannot be called guilty and such arrests are done for appeasing the minorities and to push Hindus to a corner! [And Prof. Hasan has to defend himself, even prove his patriotism! See]

Law Onto Themselves

Law Onto Themselves

So Hindus (read RSS) can take the law into their own hands under pretexts like terrorism, Ram Janma Bhoomi, Ram Setu, Conversion etc.; murder, rape, burn or even plant bombs but deny these ‘rights’ to others and then keep talking about the need for a uniform civil code! (Mind you, not a uniform criminal code!) That is the Shining India! [or even Rama Rajya?]

Getting confused with this dangerous double speak? Fail to understand the fascist terror? Continue to believe the RSS propaganda and wait for the poison to destroy this nation. OR, if you seriously believe that this great nation of ours deserves truth and peace, then, start questioning the hate propaganda, the lies circulated as truths, the dangerous double speak. That is the least we all can do. Question.

Bombing our soil, by anyone, Hindu or Muslim, is an act of treason and defending it, citing any alibi, is equally treacherous. RSS or Indian Mujahideen or anyone who bombs or creates terror, are all terrorists. And let us call them so.